Jasper is a gender and sexuality educator who grew up in Southern Appalachia. They have a bachelor’s degree in gender studies and are currently working on their master’s degree in social work. They moved to the Coachella Valley with their wife and child in 2015. Jasper passionately supports the queer community by contributing to the growth of opportunities for gender-expansive folks in the Coachella Valley. Their emphasis/focus is working with transgender, non-binary, and gender-expansive youth and adults in mental health and education spaces. Jasper’s background includes experience working with LGBTQ+ youth in crisis and they strive to create an affirmative, brave space for folks to process the emotions surrounding queerness and coming out.